Midnighter #12

Midnighter #12

Writer: Steve Orlando Artist: Hugo Petrus, Aco Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: May 4, 2016 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 14 User Reviews: 7
8.8Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

Midnighter, Apollo and the Suicide Squad square off against The Unifiedone of Henry Bendixs most dangerous creations! Is their combined strength enough to stop a being as powerful as Superman and as intelligent as Midnighter?

  • 10
    Nerdophiles - Jackson Adams May 14, 2016

    The issue's wonderfully realized here through Steve Orlando's dialogue and script as well as ACO and Hugo Petrus, who handle art. As throughout the series, there's a focus on precision here, with stark dialogue and sharp, angular imagery that emphasizes every punch, bullet and broken bone all the way to the last page. Midnighter #12 aptly finishes the series, offering a definitive statement on one of comics' greatest ass-kickers. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Josh McCullough May 4, 2016

    Overall, I'm absolutely stunned with how well this series has ended. After placing such a high bar for themselves, theMidnighterteam pole vault straight over it and into the stratosphere. While I am disappointed that the series has had to end so soon, I'll take it if it means we get to have such an awesome conclusion. If you haven't read the series, I implore you to pick up the issues and havean absolute blast reading them. It's been one of the smartest, emotionally hard hitting and action packed series DC have had in a long time. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Matt Santori May 4, 2016

    So, thank you, Steve and ACO, Hugo, Stephen, and Romulo. DC Comics and Midnighters fans. For giving us 12 issues of heartfelt and determined realness in a gay man, while simultaneously providing the visual roller coaster ride of our lives. I dont know what the future holds for Midnighter, or for gay characters in general at DC. But Im going to be holding on to this book, rereading, re-loving it, for some time to come. At least until something better comes along to replace it in my heart. It may indeed be awhile. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze May 4, 2016

    Midnighter #12 was a marvelous ending to a series you would have to be crazy to have missed. The action, the humor, the everything you got from this series that you don't from all the rest from DC at this time. Not to mention the team-up with Spyral and Suicide Squad. This is how you do comics. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - C.K. Stewart May 4, 2016

    Midnighter #12 suggests the potential for more stories to come, which is a relief despite the character's uncertain future in the Rebirth universe. Regardless of what we see of him in the future " maybe in a future Suicide Squad run, which Orlando's writing of Amanda Waller in this issue may suddenly have you craving " Midnighter was a standout amongst the DCYou titles and Orlando and ACO have given us twelve issues that will hold up to countless rereadings in the future. A little romance, a lot of humor, and buckets of blood later, Midnighter #12 provides all the closure we needed for this stand-out series. So long for now, Midnighter, and thanks for all the fights. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Crusaders - Dawn of Comics May 9, 2016

    This final issue didn't disappoint as Midnighter and Apollo team up with the Suicide Squad and Spyral to take down Henry Bendix and his new creation the Unified, a combination of the tech in Midnighters head with the powers of Apollo. How can they stop the combination that is essentially the best of them both. I've not been able to find a flaw with any issue of this one until now and that flaw is simply" It's the last issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Graphic Policy - Logan Dalton May 4, 2016

    Midnighter#12 is a wonderful capper on Steve Orlando, Aco, Hugo Petrus, Romulo Fajardo, and other wonderful artists' story of a man trying to maneuver through the world and find his identity as both an open gay man and science experiment turned violent, yet altruistic anti-hero. The final two pages of him kissing and talking to Apollo about his uncertainty for the futureand leaping into action perfectly encapsulate the character of Midnighter, who is a total badass that struggles to navigate the minefields of romantic relationships. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Multiversity Comics - Keith Dooley May 6, 2016

    "Midnighter" #12 brings this chapter of the title hero's life to a satisfying conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake May 5, 2016

    To say that Midnighter goes out with a bang is quite the understatement. Steve Orlando stuffs his final issue with action aplenty, delivering an electric battle of computer brains versus buffed-up brawn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner May 4, 2016

    I am sure that every Midnighter fan will love this issue.  Why?  Because I liked it and I am a miserable bastard who has been singled out as a Midnighter hater.  While the art continued to be too clever for it's own good at points, Steve Orlando's script was filled with good dialogue and character moments that made me care.  This was a very satisfying ending to a series and makes me hope we see Midnighter again sometime soon. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Bounding Into Comics - John F. Trent May 4, 2016

    Midnighter #12 is a well done, final issue. It has intense action, interesting character development, some intriguing conversations, and a solid look into Midnighter's life and relationships. There are some problems with the sound effects covering up parts of the art and the vast number of inset panels making the action pages quite busy. If you are looking for some solid action and a good character story you can't go wrong with this one. It's definitely a title that deserves a rebirth. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton May 9, 2016

    I'm sad to see "Midnighter" end; it was a strange but intriguing title, one that made bold choices and did so with strong craft. That said, the creators went out on a good note, and -- if Orlando, ACO and Petrus collaborate again -- I'm definitely ordering a copy of that new comic sight-unseen. Like Midnighter himself, they're a force to be reckoned with. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Batman-News - Joshua McDonald May 4, 2016

    Midnighter attempts to manage some nice moments, but this issue ends up being a "set'em up, and knock'em down" narrative as Orlando and ACO try to resolve all of their loose ends in one issue. There are some shortcomings here, but there's also enough good to satisfy fans of the run, as well. Ultimately, I'm hoping to see Midnighter pop up in other books, even if it's as a supporting character. He deserves that much, at least. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke May 4, 2016

    Orlando successfully concludes the last issue of the arc. Storylines are tied up, the action is epic, and Midnighter gets to team up with his ex Apollo. It wasn't a slam dunk, but it still delivered. Read Full Review

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